Costa Rica: New Investment in Service Center

The British manufacturer of sports medicine products Smith & Nephew has started operating a new shared services center in Coyol de Alajuela.

Monday, January 29, 2018

From the shared services center, the areas of human resources, regulatory compliance, payroll, financial and technological services will be attended to, serving the United States and Latin America. 

From a statement issued by the CINDE:

San José, January 29, 2018. The global medical equipment company, Smith & Nephew, today opened its GBS (center of global services) in Costa Rica, with which they will provide specialized shared services globally.  

This diversification of operations will allow the addition of 150 new collaborators in the next two years, with an investment of around 1.8 million dollars.  

In the sports medicine market, Smith & Nephew specializes in the manufacture of instruments and implants needed to perform minimally invasive surgeries.  This includes the repair of soft tissue injuries and degenerative disorders of the knee, hip and shoulders. 

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